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Craig Pospisil is an American playwright,[1][2][3], mainly of comedies, born and raised in New York City, where he attended Trinity School. He graduated from from Wesleyan University, and later studied playwriting in the Dramatic Writing Program in the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. His plays are published by Dramatists Play Service and Playscripts, Inc., and have appeared in the publications such as Plays and Playwrights 2001, Monologues for Men by Men, Best Women's Stage Monologues 2002, Best Stage Scenes 2002, Take Ten II, Under Thirty, Best Ten Minute Plays 2005, Best Stage Scenes 2006, Best Ten Minute Plays 2006, Best Women's Monologues 2007,Rosebud Magazine, Outstanding Men's Monologues Vol. 2 and Outstanding Women's Monologues Vol. 2, from publishers Smith & Kraus[4], Heinemann and Vintage Books. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild.

He is primarily known for the plays Months on End, which had its world premiere at the Purple Rose Theatre Company in Chelsea, Michigan, and Somewhere in Between, which had its professional premiere at Detroit Repertory Company, but he has also had success with his short plays, such as It's Not You, On the Edge and Infant Morality. His plays have been seen at Ensemble Studio Theatre, New World Stages, Atlantic Theater, Bay Street Theater, New York Musical Festival, PSNBC, Vital Theater, West Coast Ensemble and the Caldwell Theater, and have been performed in Austria, Australia[5], Canada, Denmark, England, France[6], Germany, Samoa, Spain and Hong Kong. His plays have been translated into Danish, French and Cantonese. More recently he has been working on musicals, such as Drift and Dot Comet, which was commissioned by the New Musical Development Fund.[7] [8]

Pospisil is Head Writer for theAtrainplays'[9] [10][11][12], and he wrote his short plays It's Not You, Free and Tourist Attraction for some of their 24 hour theater productions. He is an Artistic Advisor to the Winter Harbor Theatre Company in Portland, Maine. [13], and has written for and co-produced the theater's Letters series[14] of politically themed works. He works as the Director of Nonprofessional Licensing for Dramatists Play Service. [15] and is the editor of Outstanding Men’s Monologues, Volumes 1 & 2 and Outstanding Women’s Monologues, Volumes 1 & 2. Pospisil has been a guest lecturer and teacher at the Last Frontier Theatre Conference [16], Hollins University [17] and Loyola Marymount University. His works has also been produced on the radio by Stage Shadows Inc.. [18]

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Awards

Pospisil is a six time finalist for the Heideman Award at the Actors Theatre of Louisville's Humana Festival of New American Plays, and has twice been a finalist for the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Center in Connecticut.

The Dunes

  • Winner - Theatre Conspiracy's Ninth Annual New Play Contest[19]

Months on End

  • Winner - Inter-Play Festival, Shipping Dock Theatre, Rochester, NY
  • Winner - New Play Project, Backdoor Theatre, Wichita Falls, TX [20]
  • Winner - Towngate Theatre Playwriting Contest, Oglebay Institute, Wheeling, WV

The American Dream Revisited

  • Alan Minieri Playwrighting Award, Turnip Theatre, New York, NY[21]

Somewhere in Between

  • Winner - FutureFest, Dayton Playhouse, Dayton, OH
  • Winner - Inter-Play Festival, Shipping Dock Theatre, Rochester, NY

Works

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Full Length Plays and Musicals

[22]

  • Dot Comet (musical - book, music & lyrics by Michael Ogborn) (2010) [23] [24]
  • The Dunes (2009)
  • Drift (musical - book, music & lyrics by Jeremy Schonfeld) (2007) [25][26]
  • Months on End (2003)
  • Somewhere in Between (1996)

Collections

[27]

  • Choosing Sides (2009)
  • Life is Short (2005)

Short Plays

[28]

  • The American Dream Revisited
  • The Best Way to Go
  • Class Conflict
  • Double Wedding
  • Free' [29]
  • Guerilla Gorilla
  • Guns Don't Kill
  • Her Head on the Pillow
  • In a Word
  • Infant Morality
  • It's Not You
  • The Last December
  • Manhattan Drum-Taps
  • A Mother's Love
  • 'No Child Left
  • On the Edge
  • On the Wings of a Butterfly
  • Perchance
  • Quandary in Quando
  • A Quiet Empty Life
  • Tourist Attraction
  • Train of Thought
  • What Price?
  • Whatever

References

  1. ^ Dramatists Play Service [1]
  2. ^ Playscripts [2]
  3. ^ NYTheatre.com [3]
  4. ^ Writer's Table [4]
  5. ^ Theatre Australia [5]
  6. ^ Sarah Biasini comedienne [6]
  7. ^ Broadway World.com, [7]
  8. ^ New Musical Foundation [8]
  9. ^ TheatreMania [9]
  10. ^ BackStage [10]
  11. ^ Broadway World.com [11]
  12. ^ NPR [12]
  13. ^ Winter Harbor Theatre Company [13]
  14. ^ Letters to... series [14]
  15. ^ Dramatists Play Service [15]
  16. ^ Last Frontier Theatre Conference[16]
  17. ^ Hollins University[17]
  18. ^ Stage Shadows [18]
  19. ^ Theatre Conspiracy[19]
  20. ^ Backdoor Theatre[20]
  21. ^ National 15-Minute Play Festival[21]
  22. ^ Doollee.com - Playwrights Database [22]
  23. ^ Broadway World.com, [23]
  24. ^ New Musical Foundation [24]
  25. ^ Backstage[25]
  26. ^ Playbill [26]
  27. ^ Doollee.com - Playwrights Database [27]
  28. ^ Doollee.com - Playwrights Database [28]
  29. ^ Broadway World.com [29]

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